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Kuje
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  04:18:17  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
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Originally posted by Azuth

Also as a question for Ed or anyone else: was it ever explained what happened to Tilverton in 3E? I've kept it in my campaign until I can find an explanation for what's in the 3E books.

Cheers,

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It was in one of the novels, the Last Mythal novels maybe or in one of the short story anthologies. But what basically happened is Khelben, least I recall it being Khelben, created a Weave magical item that conflicted with Shadow Weave magic and it decimated Tilverton. However, I also recall that parts of the city were cleared and they also formed New Tilverton nearby. This was later detailed in maybe a short story anthology.

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createvmind
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I thought it was Vangy, Kuje.
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The Sage
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  04:33:19  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Azuth

Also as a question for Ed or anyone else: was it ever explained what happened to Tilverton in 3E? I've kept it in my campaign until I can find an explanation for what's in the 3E books.

Cheers,

Azuth, the First Magister
Lord of All Spells


It was in one of the novels, the Last Mythal novels maybe or in one of the short story anthologies. But what basically happened is Khelben, least I recall it being Khelben, created a Weave magical item that conflicted with Shadow Weave magic and it decimated Tilverton. However, I also recall that parts of the city were cleared and they also formed New Tilverton nearby. This was later detailed in maybe a short story anthology.

'Twas "Return of the Archwizards," actually, and the Realms of Shadow anthology.

Basically, Vangerdahast made use of a Weave-based magical item that tried to stop the Shadow Weave magic -- but, ultimately, the two forces conflicted with each other and they caused a rift to form in the city, destroying most of it.

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Azuth
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  04:49:27  Show Profile  Visit Azuth's Homepage Send Azuth a Private Message

Many thanks to all! I have a new anthology to read, it seems... Happy day indeed!

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Azuth

Also as a question for Ed or anyone else: was it ever explained what happened to Tilverton in 3E? I've kept it in my campaign until I can find an explanation for what's in the 3E books.

Cheers,

Azuth, the First Magister
Lord of All Spells


It was in one of the novels, the Last Mythal novels maybe or in one of the short story anthologies. But what basically happened is Khelben, least I recall it being Khelben, created a Weave magical item that conflicted with Shadow Weave magic and it decimated Tilverton. However, I also recall that parts of the city were cleared and they also formed New Tilverton nearby. This was later detailed in maybe a short story anthology.

'Twas "Return of the Archwizards," actually, and the Realms of Shadow anthology.

Basically, Vangerdahast made use of a Weave-based magical item that tried to stop the Shadow Weave magic -- but, ultimately, the two forces conflicted with each other and they caused a rift to form in the city, destroying most of it.


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Kuje
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  08:16:46  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
It was vangy, my fault. I can't remember all the RSE's that took place in all those years. :)

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Alisttair
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  12:23:20  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all. Alisttair, Ed gets to Ottawa about once a year or so, usually in the dead of winter, to watch his granddaughter play in a hockey tournament out at the Sensplex arena in the suburbs. He always tries to take the family to the National Art Gallery or to look at the (stunning) Library in the Parliament buildings, but rarely wanders the downtown any more (as he says: "Everyone in Ottawa seems to forget that travellers from elsewhere have to park their cars SOMEwhere.")
And akin to everywhere else, gaming shops, comic book stores, and sf bookstores seem to keep closing.


Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).
I never drive downtown because of the difficulties in finding good parking UGH!
True that there are not much gaming shops that remain here. Fandom II, located downtown, is pretty much the #1 place that has been open for so long and has the best supply of gaming material in the area.
Place d'Orleans (shopping mall in eastern Ottawa) has a decent hobby shop that sells comics and D&D stuff (called Entertainment Ink). Let me know if Ed ever plan to drop by there, I would bring my copy of The Annotated Elminster to have signed (and simply to get the opportunity to meet the Great Greenwood in person).

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Kajehase
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quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).


Any chance we (Västra Frölunda) could have Daniel Alfredsson back for a month? We're bottom of the league at the moment and subsequently at great risk of having to finish the season by playing in the relegation-series (bottom two teams from the "Elitserie" and four teams from the 2nd tier league).

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Alisttair
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  17:49:51  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).


Any chance we (Västra Frölunda) could have Daniel Alfredsson back for a month? We're bottom of the league at the moment and subsequently at great risk of having to finish the season by playing in the relegation-series (bottom two teams from the "Elitserie" and four teams from the 2nd tier league).



hehe - he's currently injured, but I can understand why you would want him back. He is to the Otatwa Senators what Ed Greenwood is to the Realms

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  18:12:19  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).


Any chance we (Västra Frölunda) could have Daniel Alfredsson back for a month? We're bottom of the league at the moment and subsequently at great risk of having to finish the season by playing in the relegation-series (bottom two teams from the "Elitserie" and four teams from the 2nd tier league).



hehe - he's currently injured, but I can understand why you would want him back. He is to the Otatwa Senators what Ed Greenwood is to the Realms



He created the team in his head a few years before the invention of hockey?

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Alisttair
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  18:59:43  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).


Any chance we (Västra Frölunda) could have Daniel Alfredsson back for a month? We're bottom of the league at the moment and subsequently at great risk of having to finish the season by playing in the relegation-series (bottom two teams from the "Elitserie" and four teams from the 2nd tier league).



hehe - he's currently injured, but I can understand why you would want him back. He is to the Otatwa Senators what Ed Greenwood is to the Realms



He created the team in his head a few years before the invention of hockey?



I mean they go hand in hand. When you think of one, you think of the other.

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Alisttair
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  19:00:53  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Yes I am familiar with the Sensplex (the local NHL team does most of their practices there - Sens fan here).


Any chance we (Västra Frölunda) could have Daniel Alfredsson back for a month? We're bottom of the league at the moment and subsequently at great risk of having to finish the season by playing in the relegation-series (bottom two teams from the "Elitserie" and four teams from the 2nd tier league).



hehe - he's currently injured, but I can understand why you would want him back. He is to the Otatwa Senators what Ed Greenwood is to the Realms



He created the team in his head a few years before the invention of hockey?



I mean they go hand in hand. When you think of one, you think of the other.

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Synthalus
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  19:38:26  Show Profile  Visit Synthalus's Homepage Send Synthalus a Private Message
Im trying to figure out what the spell was that elminster used in Elminster in Myth Drannor. He states that it is used to dismantle a deer into cuts of meat for travel i believe and he uses it on that elvish wizard that attakcs him. the result of which sends the elvish wizards head falling of the cliff. What was that spell and if it does not exist anyware how would somebody go about recreating it for there capaign world?

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Synthalus
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  19:43:13  Show Profile  Visit Synthalus's Homepage Send Synthalus a Private Message
elminster battles a elvish wizard that hates him because he is human and allowed in the elven lands. he battles him on a cliff face and paralizes elminster and the only spell elminster can use is this spell and it sends the elf's head falling of the cliff, where it hits one of to evles climbing the cliff and it sends that elf to his death as well. there has to be some one that knows the spell or the battle im talking about. its from the Book Elminster in Myth Drannor. please tell me someone knows what im talking about and that im not crazy!

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Edited by - Synthalus on 01 Mar 2011 20:22:31
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althen artren
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That is a spell he uses, but Im not sure it was ever published
in a realms supplement. No, your not crazy. You got it right.
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createvmind
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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

It was vangy, my fault. I can't remember all the RSE's that took place in all those years. :)




hey just good to see you're still around.
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The Sage
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And you were all going so well.

Fellow scribes, let's direct the non-Ed-based chatter elsewhere, eh?

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Alisttair
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Posted - 02 Mar 2011 :  11:33:52  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

And you were all going so well.

Fellow scribes, let's direct the non-Ed-based chatter elsewhere, eh?



My stuff was praising Ed because in Ottawa we have a fictional Church of Alfie (Daniel Alfredsson, captain of our pro hockey team) and thus, comparing Alfie to Ed is like saying Ed is divine (we should start a church of Greenwood)
But anyways, I do have a question for Ed :

Listening about the rising price for crude oil this morning got me thinking. I don't recall any mention of oil in the realms. Does Toril have oil in it? If so, how would it affect the realms were someone to "strike oil". I'm especially wondering how it would interact with the Underdark as well. Would/could it flood parts of the Lowerdark? How would the nations around the Sea of Fallen Stars act if oil burst out of the bottom of the sea (never mind the nations around the Sea, how about the nations beneath the sea?)?

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Jakuta Khan
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Dear Ed, dear THO,

In July 2010 I came with a question about the Hobgoblins and goblinoids of the forgotten realms.

your answer went right into it - so far, I had only viewed it from the "human" point of view, as you precisely described.

After your reply though, and some other reasons, I had to reconsider my whole picture of the realms Goblinoids quite drastically.

And after exchanging loads of information with many of the wonderful scribes here, I have come to a new question / set of questions.

And here they go:

1. Would it be too wrong to have the thought of a wide-spanning sercetive network of the Hobgoblins of Faerun, exchanging information etc. and plotting for THEIR goals on the strategic point of view?

and in more detail:

a.)i.e. Hobgoblins being responsible for the huge amount of troops mobilized by the sythilisian empire, also organizing much of the logistics etc. necessary to maintain and train a host of over 65.000 fighting individuals - and more important, stay undiscovered.

b.) that eventually in more regions ever heard of ( orsraun mts., stonelands, copper mts. etc. ) these either local or interlinked "kingdoms" of the hobgoblins do exist for very long time periods already, but going completely unnoticed by the "civilized" races?

Or would it even be possible, that the hobgoblins are responsible for the fact, that the standard evil wizard or madman, or even the zhents etc. can almost always recruit humanoids in such vast numbers without any problems? like the hobgoblins directly or indirectly manipulating tribes, chieftains or even subjugated versions of them into joining the ranks of these armies? - like the one gathered to destroy evereska just after the return of the shades??

these options would all suit the basic approach and descriptions you made in july last year.

and, if only one of them wouldbe true, is there any more information on WHAT couldbe the long-term goal for hobgoblins to be achieved? or HAVE they actually already achieved what they want, and are just maintaining it?

I know I know, a lot of questions on things most likely not very high in the priority rating of ED and you, but still this is an ongoing discussion with a lot of friends and also keeps my own brain busy since ever then.

basically I know I can do whatever I want in MY realms, but I am more than keen to know what the opinion of this is with ED and Gary and you...

I am looking forward to a short reply, and say thank you in advance for sharing any information.

All the best
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Kajehase
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quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

But anyways, I do have a question for Ed :

Listening about the rising price for crude oil this morning got me thinking. I don't recall any mention of oil in the realms. Does Toril have oil in it? If so, how would it affect the realms were someone to "strike oil". I'm especially wondering how it would interact with the Underdark as well. Would/could it flood parts of the Lowerdark? How would the nations around the Sea of Fallen Stars act if oil burst out of the bottom of the sea (never mind the nations around the Sea, how about the nations beneath the sea?)?



I think Ed responded to this last year. The gist of it (as far as I can recall) was that it'd have no big effect since there's not much use for oil in the Realms (no gasoline-driven vehicles, no call for plastics, and so on).

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gomez
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New article of Ed on Wizards:

http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/dueotr/201103whispers

Fun article though I am unsure how useful it is (passwords of organizations, nice background but they are a bit prone to change over time, I fear).
The article establishes that the Harpers exist in Cormyr and the Dalelands,and names a few individuals.

Is it known how large this particular Harper group is? I would like to assume some of the individuals I have added over the years (such as Mishell Nymonen or Yelena Manadaur) are among these Harpers, but that likelyhood is a bit dependent of the group size.

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Blueblade
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Perfectly useful.
Gives "models" for secret words and phrases, so a DM pressed for time can use as is, and other DMs can make up new ones that "sound right."
Notice, too, how much lore Ed manages to hint at, by what he includes (not just confirming active Harpers).
Good lore.
Care to expand, Lovely Lady THO? Or Ed?
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Alisttair
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Posted - 03 Mar 2011 :  16:31:45  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase
I think Ed responded to this last year. The gist of it (as far as I can recall) was that it'd have no big effect since there's not much use for oil in the Realms (no gasoline-driven vehicles, no call for plastics, and so on).



Awww....no plastic toys??

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Synthalus
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Dear mister Ed Greenwood what was that spell in Elminster in myth drannor?

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Synthalus
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Dear mister Ed Greenwood what was that spell in Elminster in myth drannor?

"That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die."
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Kajehase
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quote:
Originally posted by Synthalus

Dear mister Ed Greenwood what was that spell in Elminster in myth drannor?



You may want to be a bit more specific. After all, it's a book about a wizard having various types of encounters with other wizards.

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